Follow nomination rules or pay the price | Sunday Observer
Legal luminaries tell Election Commission

Follow nomination rules or pay the price

8 January, 2023

A panel of legal luminaries has told the Government that if proper legal procedures are not followed in calling for nominations for the Local Government election, the Election Commission members will have to pay the nomination deposits made by the candidates.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe had inquired about this during a meeting with the members of the Election Commission on Thursday evening.

Legal experts said that all election-related announcements should be made only after consulting the Returning Officers, Assistant Election Commissioners, Divisional Secretaries, the Police and security officials.

It had also been revealed during the discussion between the President and the

Election Commission members that the Election Commission had last summoned the relevant officers on December 21, 2022. – CW